The European Community Monetary Union. Appraisal

  • M. A. G. van Meerhaeghe


The first part of this chapter deals successively with early monetary cooperation, the European Monetary System, and the monetary union established by the Maastricht Treaty. The second part gives an appraisal of the EC’s activity.


Member State Monetary Policy Central Bank European Central Bank Monetary Union 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


A. Publications of the Communities

  1. The Office for Official Publications of the European Communities in Luxemburg published the texts of the basic treaties in all official languages. See, for example, European union. Selected instruments taken from the Treaties (Book I, 2 vol., 1995). For the official texts of EC legislation and communications see the Official Journal of the European Communities — every working day, in English since 1 January 1973Google Scholar
  2. before 1958 there was a Journal Officiel de la CECA,with an English edition from 31 July 1954 to 27 December 1956, the Official Gazette of ECSC). The Journal consists of two series, the L (legislation) and the C (information and notices). The Directory of Community legislation in force and other acts of the Community institutions is updated twice a year and is classified by subject-matter.Google Scholar
  3. General information on Community policy is supplied by the Commission in its annual General report on the activities of the Communities (since 1967, combined for ECSC, EEC and Euratom) and in the Bulletin of the European Communities,ten times a year, with supplements on certain issues)Google Scholar
  4. before 1968 there were quarterly Bulletin de la Communauté Européenne du Charbon et de l’Acier, Haute Autorité and a monthly Bulletin de la Communauté Européenne Economique (since 1968 also in English), Bulletin of the European Economic Community Published in conjunction with the General Report are the Report on the agricultural situation in the Community, the Report on the development of the social situation in the Community and the Report on competition policy Google Scholar
  5. There is a cumulative annual catalogue of publications and quarterly updates. Statistical information is provided by the Statistical Office of the European Communities see Eurostat yearbook 1996. A statistical view on Europe 1985–1995 Since 1979 also European economy — quarterly with its supplements Series A. Economic trends, Series B. Business and consumer survey results (both 11 issues per year) and Series C. Economic reform (4 issues per year).Google Scholar

B. Other publications

  1. M. Allais, Combats pour l’Europe, 1992–94 ( Paris, C. Juglar, 1994 )Google Scholar
  2. W. Diebold, jr., The Schuman plan. A study in economic cooperation 1950–1959 ( New York, Praeger, 1959 )Google Scholar
  3. Years Common Coal Market (Brussels, EC Commission, 1977) for an official reviewGoogle Scholar
  4. O. Issing, Political union through common money? ( London, Institute of Economic Affairs, 1996 )Google Scholar
  5. M.E. Streit and W. Mussler, The economic constitution of the European Community, in European Law Journal, March 1995Google Scholar
  6. M.E. Streit, Competition among systems, harmonization and European integration (Jena, Max-PlanckInstitute for Research into Economic Systems, 1996 )Google Scholar
  7. M. Streit, European industrial policy. An economic and constitutional challenge, Staatswissenschaften and Staatspraxis,1993, Heft 3Google Scholar
  8. D. Swann, European economic integration ( London, Edward Elgar, 1996 )Google Scholar
  9. R. Vaubel, The centralisation of Western Europe. The Common Market, political integration, and democracy ( London, Institute of Economic Affairs, 1995 )Google Scholar
  10. Una societa libera per l’Europa (ed. E. di Robilant and G. Radnitzky, CIDAS, Milan, Francoangeli, 1992 )Google Scholar
  11. G. Heinsohn and O. Steiger, A weak Bank means a weak euro, The Wall Street Journal Europe, 31 July 1997. P. de Schoutheete, the European Community and its sub-systems, in The dynamics of European integration, ed. W. Wallace, Pinter, London, 1990.Google Scholar
  12. EC. Monetary Union. Appraisal 333Google Scholar
  13. The extracts quoted are from Efficiency, stability and equity. A strategy for the evolution of the economic system of the European Community. Report of a study group appointed by the Commission of the European Communities and presided by T. Padoa-Schioppa, April 1987Google Scholar
  14. M. Allais, Le Figaro, 20 May 1992Google Scholar
  15. G. Bernini, The rules of competition, in Thirty years of European perspectives, EEC. Brussels, Luxemburg, 1981Google Scholar
  16. H. van B. Cleveland, book review in Columbia Journal of World Business, Sept.—Oct. 1969Google Scholar
  17. A. Cukierman, Central bank strategy, credibility and independence, Theory and evidence, MIT Cambridge Press, 1992Google Scholar
  18. V. Curzon-Price, The European Community, friend or foe of the market economy?, in For a free society in the coming decade, Papers, the Mont Pelerin Society, 1982, General meeting, 5–10 Sep. BerlinGoogle Scholar
  19. id., Industrial policies in the European Community, Macmillan, London, 1981Google Scholar
  20. J.-M. Domenach, Europe. Le défi culture!, La Découverte, Paris, 1990Google Scholar
  21. The European Community. Progress or decline?Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, 1983 Google Scholar
  22. J.B. Donges, Comment, in The European Community. Past, present and future, ed. L. Tsoukalis, Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1983Google Scholar
  23. A. Gilot, L’évaluation des politiques industrielles (Un état de la question), Bureau du Plan, Planning Papers, May 1989Google Scholar
  24. Goethes FaustDer Tragödie erster Teil, Meulenhoff, Leipzig, 1923 Google Scholar
  25. H. von der Groeben, Competition policy as part of economic policy in the common market, Address to the European Parliament on 16 June 1965, EEC Commission ReprintGoogle Scholar
  26. F. Hayek, Law, legislation and liberty, Vol. 2, Routledge and Kegan Paul, London and Henley, 1976Google Scholar
  27. H.G. Johnson, The theory of distribution, Gray Mills, London, 1973Google Scholar
  28. P. Johnson, Europe, The sleeping princess, European Affairs, 1987/IGoogle Scholar
  29. F. Keuleneer, Devaluation of the law, in Maastricht II: democracy, nations and Europe (Centre for the New Europe, Brussels, 1997 )Google Scholar
  30. H. Kohl, see Financial Times, 23 Sep. 1992Google Scholar
  31. A. Kroeber and C. Kluckhohn, Culture A critical review of concepts and definitions, Knopf, Random House, s.d. (1952)Google Scholar
  32. A. Maurois, L’esprit américain, in Le Nouveau Monde et l’Europe, Office de Publicité, Brussels, 1955Google Scholar
  33. M.A.G. van Meerhaeghe, Economics, A critical approach, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, London, 1971Google Scholar
  34. M.A.G. van Meerhaeghe, Taxation in the European Community, Economia delle Scelte Pubbliche, 1989Google Scholar
  35. M.A.G. van Meerhaeghe, Culture and economics, Economia delle Scelte Pubbliche, 1986, 3Google Scholar
  36. M.A.G. van Meerhaeghe, National identity and cultural policy, in Belgium and EC membership evaluated, ed. M.A.G. van Meerhaeghe, Pinter Publishers, London, St. Martin’s Press, New York, 1992Google Scholar
  37. OECD, Belgium Luxemburg, Economic Surveys, Paris, Aug. 1986Google Scholar
  38. G. Piovene, Conférence de M.G. Piovene, in Le Nouveau Monde et l’Europe, Office de Publicité, Brussels, 1955Google Scholar
  39. C. Ripa di Meana, The intercultural society we call Europe, European Affairs, 1987, No 3Google Scholar
  40. H. SetonWatson, What is Europe, where is Europe?, From mystique to politique, Encounter, July-Aug. 1955Google Scholar
  41. P.H. Spaak, see J. Poorterman, Een zeker besef van grootheid, Europaberich,, Mar. 1987Google Scholar
  42. F.J. Strauss, Abbau des Wohlstandsgefälles in der EG erfordert weiteren finanziellen Kraftakt, Handelsblatt, 31 Dec. 1987Google Scholar
  43. UNICE, La politique de concurrence de la Communauté et les exigences de la compétitivité des enterprises européennes, 24 Nov. 1982Google Scholar
  44. P. Valéry, Oeuvres, La Pléiade, Gallimard, Paris, 1957. R. Vaubel, The constitutional future of the European Union, in Constitutional Political Economy, 1996, No. 4Google Scholar
  45. F. Vibert, Structuredfiexibility in the European Union ( London, European Policy Forum, 1996 )Google Scholar
  46. Students: not at home, The Economist, 19 July 1989Google Scholar
  47. M. Mourik, Cultural coexistence, European Affairs, April—May 1991.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. G. van Meerhaeghe

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations